FULL DAY OFFSHORE CHARTER

8 Hours

DEEP SEA TUNA FISHING

This charter is our most memorable offerings.  A full day out at sea with large game fish on offer can become a life-changing experience for both the beginner and experienced angler.

The fishing grounds beyond Cape Point are world renowned for Tuna Fishing. We target the bigger species of pelagic fish like Yellowfin, Big Eye and Longfin Tuna.  You will also sometimes find Dorado or Marlin here too.  These large fish are known to put up an impressive fight. When you land one of them you will remember it for the rest of your life.  You may even find yourself hooked and wanting to experience the thrill over and over again.

The best method to catch Tuna is either by trolling lures behind the boat or creating a chum line and fishing with bait while drifting in the current. Often you will find other pelagic fish like Skipjack, Katonkel and Dorado in the same area.  From time to time we hook a Mako or Blue shark.  Although these fish will put up a memorable fight, we work on a strict catch and release basis for Mako and Sharks.

We recommend a very early departure for this outing in order to reach the prime fishing area.  The best fishing grounds lie approximately 40 nautical miles off Cape Point.  The sooner the departure, the more time you can spend trying to catch ‘The Big One’.

We use top of the range Shimano reels and comfortable stand-up harnesses.  Everything that you will need to catch a tuna is on board.   

The safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us.  We ensure that our boat, our motors and navigation equipment is maintained to the highest standards. You will also find that all our fishing equipment is well maintained and in good working order. 

We will keep your catch on ice and will gladly clean and fillet your catch on your return Simon’s Town.  You are more than welcome to enjoy a meal or a drink at the False Bay Yacht Club on your return.

Overview

Comfortable for 4 anglers

Child friendly The offshore charter travels to a maximum of 40 nautical miles off the shore This is a full day trip. We launch either early in the morning and return by 5 pm (or earlier depending on the fishing and weather conditions) Fish types that could be caught are Yellowfin-, Big Eye-, and Longfin Tuna,  Yellowtail, Katonkel and Dorado (amongst others)

All relevant equipment, rods, bait & tackle is supplied

A fully licensed and experienced skipper and deckhand

Itinerary

Our skipper, Peter, will meet you at the False Bay Yacht Club, Simon's Town, where he will sign you in to the club for the day.

A full safety and equipment briefing will be done, including the issuing of life vests.

We will depart via Simon's Town harbour with lovely views of the harbour, navy vessels and surrounding mountains.

The boat will either travel along the coast towards Cape Point and continue on towards the prime fishing grounds approximately 30 to 40 nautical miles from the shore. Enjoy the sensation of the wind whipping through your hair and sea spray on your face as the boat speeds towards the fishing grounds. Please do bring your camera and take copious amounts of photographs.

When arriving at the fishing grounds, the skipper and/or deckhand will prepare the rods with lures and/or bait. They will cast the trolling lines for you or prepare a rod for you to spin for fish. If there is a fish on the trolling line, you will be handed the rod and reel to pull it in, under the watchful eye and guidance of our crew. Once you have landed the fish, the crew will remove the hook for you and after you have revelled in the excitement of pulling in a catch and taking numerous photographs, the fish will be placed into the onboard ice box.

Please bring your lunch, snacks and drinks on board. You can enjoy your scrumptious treats any time during the trip.

After a great couple of hours out at sea, the skipper will turn the boat around and head back to the harbour. If you chose to have your fish cleaned and filleted, the spoils of your trip will be handed to you on arrival back at the pier. The entire catch will be divided and shared between yourself and our crew.

On your return, you are more than welcome to enjoy a meal or a drink at the False Bay Yacht Club as our guests.

Please do not forget to tip the crew.

Included with your charter

You can look forward to:

  • Free cancellation (7 days notice)
  • Equipment and Safety briefing on arrival
  • Life jackets on board for all passengers
  • Child Friendly
  • All relevant equipment, rods, bait & tackle is supplied.
  • Cleaning and filleting of fish for your own consumption.
  • A fully licensed and experienced skipper and deckhand
  • GPS and Fish Finder
  • Credit Card facilities available onboard.
  • Toilet facilities on board
  • Feel free to bring meals, snacks and drinks on board.
  • Departing dates and times can be varied (in case of bad weather). Our skipper will keep an eye on the weather and inform you should the trip need to be changed.
  • Our guests are welcome to enjoy a meal or drinks after the trip at the False Bay Yacht Club.
  • Consult a pharmacist before the trip if you are prone to sea-sickness (Valoid on board just in case)
  • First Aid kit on board
  • Emergency equipment
  • Terms & Conditions apply

Please be advised that:

  • Pick up is not included. Guests are requested to meet at the False Bay Yacht Club, Simon's Town.
  • Please ensure that you have a valid fishing license. These can be purchased online prior to departure. Should you need any assistance with obtaining a license, please do not hesitate to call us.
  • Any excess fish remains the property of the charter operator.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

FULL DAY OFFSHORE CHARTER
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